Thursday, July 16, 2009

Wind Energy Research Assistants (GIS) - Seasonal Staff

H. T. Harvey & Associates is a premier ecological consulting firm based in Northern California. We apply our expertise to create ecologically sound solutions for our clients’ complex natural resource challenges. Currently we are implementing a comprehensive study examining bat and bird collisions with wind turbines in the Montezuma Hills, California. The Montezuma Hills Wind Resource Area is located near Fairfield, CA and the Sacramento River. The California Energy Commission is funding this study through a grant from their Public Interest Energy Research program.

We are seeking capable GIS research assistants to conduct intensive mortality searches for bats and birds in existing wind energy facilities this fall season from August 10 to October 14, 2009. The positions are seasonal. Fieldwork will include surveys involving extensive hiking, GPS data acquisition and data entry.

Applicants should have an interest in gaining field research experience and/or internship credit. These positions pay between 8-10 per hour. There will be a four day training period that will be required (survey protocols, safety and scheduling) and the work involves 10 day periods in the field with 4 day breaks between survey periods.

For more information about this project contact: Jim Castle

H. T. Harvey & Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities strongly encouraged to apply.